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Report: Ben Askren to box Jake Paul on March 28, 2021

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UFC Fight Night: Maia v Askren Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

Jake Paul’s efforts to land a boxing match against Conor McGregor have yet to yield the YouTube star any results ... not even a nibble. Indeed, “Notorious” — and rightfully so — hasn’t even taken the time to respond to Paul’s callout and insults.

Though, the same can’t be said for Nate Diaz.

As a result, Paul is shifting his attention elsewhere, as Chael Sonnen reveals that Jake and Ben Askren are set to take part in a boxing match on March 28, 2021. Once that’s out of the way, Paul will then reportedly duke it out against Brazilian jiu-jitsu ace, Dillon Danis.

“Funky” further confirmed the news to BJPenn.com. “I think so. He needs to get beat up,” Askren said.

Askren retired from mixed martial arts (MMA) in Nov. 2019 following a loss to Demian Maia, his second straight defeat after starting his combat career at 19-0-1. And while Askren wasn’t exactly known for his boxing or knockout power, it’s still an interesting match up should it come to fruition.

As far as Danis is concerned, he and Paul recently had a run-in involving water balloons after Jake ambushed the Bellator MMA star while he was conducting an interview on Brendan Schaub’s “Food Truck Diaries,” which may or may not have been staged.